I am currently a fourth year medical student at the University of New England and will be starting my Emergency Medicine residency later this summer.
I spent several years in the military after college and afterwords attended the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Natural Sciences with a minor in Chemistry.
I have tutored throughout college and medical school and love the opportunity to teach someone something new and find a way for them to grasp the concepts intended. I have never been someone who learns from sitting through a lecture and just listening to an instructor talk. It took me years, but I finally found a way that I learn best, which usually includes making outlines and organizing the material in a manner/pattern that I am able to easily recall it. I have also found that using drawings and repetition has been extremely useful for my learning. Thus, I have tried to incorporate identifying students' specific learning style in the first few sessions so I am then able to customize our time together. I give my all to the students I tutor and will do whatever I can do to aid in the learning process.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus - Bachelors, Chemistry and Natural Sciences
Graduate Degree: University of New England - Current Grad Student, Medicine
MCAT Biological Sciences: 11
MCAT Physical Sciences: 11
Skiing, Hiking, Kayaking, Soccer, Hockey, Traveling, Wilderness Medicine
Anatomy & Physiology
High School Biology
High School Physics
Middle School Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
There are a multitude of ways that people learn. For myself as a tutor, it is important that I identify their learning style and use it during our tutoring sessions so the student gets the most out of our time together as possible.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
During my first session, I usually like to try to ask questions that will facilitate my understanding of how that student learns. From there, I like to hear what the students would like/expect from me so that we can make sure our tutoring sessions are well-planned, well-prepared, and high-yield.